Maximize iPhone Battery Disable These Two iOS 16 Features

Maximize iPhone Battery Disable These Two iOS 16 Features

iPhone 15 Battery Woes: How to Extend Battery Life on iOS 16

As the launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 15 at the Sept. 12 Apple event draws nearer, there has been a lot of chatter about iPhone battery issues. Some users have reported a sharp drop in battery capacity for their iPhone 14 models at the beginning of August, raising concerns reminiscent of Apple’s infamous “Batterygate” scandal that plagued the iPhone 6 models. While some users continue to experience battery drain and heat issues, there are several simple steps you can take to prevent most iPhone battery problems.

One of the key techniques to optimize battery life is to use the “optimized charging” feature, which helps prevent battery wear and reduces the risk of overcharging. Additionally, you should avoid overheating your iPhone by keeping it in a cool environment and avoiding extended exposure to direct sunlight. It is also advisable not to let your iPhone battery drain to zero, as this can lead to long-term battery degradation.

However, in addition to these well-known battery-saving tips, there are some lesser-known techniques in iOS 16 that can help extend your iPhone’s battery life. In this article, we will delve into two new features in iOS 16 that can potentially strain your iPhone’s battery and show you how to turn them off to maximize battery performance.

Removing Widgets from Your iPhone Lock Screen

Widgets on your lock screen require apps to continuously run in the background, fetching data to update the information displayed, such as sports scores or weather updates. These constantly running apps end up draining a significant amount of power. If you want to preserve battery life on iOS 16, the best approach is to avoid using widgets on your lock screen (and home screen) altogether.

To remove widgets from your existing lock screen, press down on the lock screen, hit “Customize,” select the “Lock Screen” option, tap on the widget box, and then hit the “-” button on each widget to remove them. Alternatively, you can switch to a lock screen profile that does not display any widgets. This simple step can make a noticeable difference in preserving your iPhone’s battery.

Disabling Haptic Keyboard Feedback on Your iPhone

iOS 16 introduced a new feature called haptic feedback, which provides a small vibration with each keystroke while typing on the iPhone keyboard. This feature offers a more immersive typing experience. However, according to Apple, enabling haptic keyboard feedback may affect battery life.

If you want to conserve battery power, it is recommended to disable this feature. Fortunately, haptic feedback for the keyboard is not enabled by default. To turn it off, go to “Settings” > “Sounds & Haptics” > “Keyboard Feedback,” and toggle off “Haptic.” By disabling this feature, you can potentially improve your iPhone’s battery life.

Other Battery-Draining Features to Watch Out For

Although not mentioned in this article, two other iOS 16 features, Live Activities and iCloud Shared Photo Library, may also have an impact on your iPhone’s battery life. Be sure to look out for future updates on how to disable these features to optimize your battery performance.

In conclusion, while the iPhone 15 launch generates excitement among Apple enthusiasts, it is essential to address common concerns around battery life. By following these tips, including disabling widgets on the lock screen and turning off haptic feedback for the keyboard, you can extend your iPhone’s battery life and make the most out of your iOS 16 experience.

Watch this video where we tested the batteries on the new iPhone 14 models!

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